01

Mar

Does Frankfurt need a commuter tax?

You currently read on a weekly basis about rising prices for real estate. Regardless of whether it is for condominiums or if you live for rent: property prices have almost doubled in many areas of the Frankfurt city region. Although a lot is being built, high-priced apartments or micro-apartments are often built. More and more

10

Jan

Frankfurt and Brexit

Following the Conservatives' clear victory in the UK election in December 2019, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his plan to lead Britain out of the EU by the end of January 2020. With the clear victory, a second referendum on leaving the EU is now clearly off the table. Boris Johnson now wants

19

Nov

Wanted, but Not Realized

Idea competitions for architecture are a nice thing. That's because in the end you always get the best result, you might think. But what can be the problem in an architecture competition? Renowned architecture firms are usually invited to a competition to submit their ideas. But it happens again and again that the design that

01

Sep

The city needs the opposite pole – Frankfurt Southbank

Frankfurt has a famous skyline. On an international scale, though, we are rather modest. As anyone who has graced cities such as London, Toronto or Chicago knows, Frankfurt still has much potential to unleash. In the foreign media, this sounds different: Frankfurt would be provincial, boring or a "Canary Wharf in the green". So what

02

Jul

Someone from Frankfurt is visiting London, skyscrapers and Brexit

SKYLINE ATLAS is looking for traces in terms of Brexit and urban development. An on-site visit to London by an employee of J.P. Morgan: It is a Saturday morning. I am flying British Airways from Frankfurt to London at 7.15. After more than an hour flight I arrived: I do not land in Heathrow this

20

Jun

New City District for Frankfurt Planned in the Northwest

Frankfurt is finally deciding to expand in order to allow for further growth of inhabitants, with a new city district now revealed. Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) presented the proposal of the Roman coalition of CDU, SPD and Greens for the location of the new district. In the west of the Frankfurt city area, the new

23

May

Mike Josef wants to restrict high-rise buildings

The Frankfurt planning representative, Mike Josef (SPD) intends to allow new high-rise developments in Frankfurt only in clearly defined areas. As is apparent from various press publications in the last few days, "speculation" is to be counteracted. The new high-rise plan, which is to be presented next year, is intended to cement appropriate development requirements.

29

Jan

City of Frankfurt is putting pressure on Hesse at the former police department

Discussion surrounding the former police department at the heart of the republic, located between the fair and the main station, is slowly turning tragic: the old venerable building is empty and forfeited. Since the departure of the police, several attempts have failed to renew the site. The city of Frankfurt am Main has the right

23

Jan

Skyscrapers: Doubtful Feelings

Tall buildings are, to a large extent, stagings and presentations of economic power. Each new design serves as an eye-catcher to exhibit a visualisation of the client's own initiative and risk profile. High-rise buildings have always been impressive, but they've also attracted criticism, far more so than other types of modern architecture in their 120-year